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Old 24-04-2014, 10:07 PM   #396
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A key element of U.S. political-military and energy economic planning occurred in early 1984.. The Iran-Iraq war had been going on for 5 years and there were significant casualties on both sides, reaching hundreds of thousands..By 1988, at the Iran–Iraq War's end, the Iraqi Army was the world's 4th largest army; it consisted of 955,000 standing soldiers and 650,000 paramilitary forces in the Popular Army..In early July 1990, Iraq complained about Kuwait's behavior, such as not respecting their quota, and openly threatened to take military action. On the 23rd, the CIA reported that Iraq had moved 30,000 troops to the Iraq-Kuwait border, and the U.S. naval fleet in the Persian Gulf was placed on alert.. Saddam believed an anti-Iraq conspiracy was developing– Kuwait had begun talks with Iran, and Iraq's rival Syria had arranged a visit to Egypt..On 15 July 1990, Saddam's government laid out its combined objections to the Arab League, including that policy moves were costing Iraq $1 billion a year, that Kuwait was still using the Rumaila oil field, that loans made by the UAE and Kuwait could not be considered debts to its "Arab brothers"..On 2 August 1990, Iraq launched the invasion by bombing Kuwait's capital, Kuwait City..Kuwaiti aircraft scrambled to meet the invading force, but approximately 20% were lost or captured. A few combat sorties were flown against Iraqi ground forces..Within 12 hours, most resistance had ended within Kuwait and the royal family had fled, leaving Iraq in control of most of Kuwait..

Kuwaitis, mostly Shias, founded a local armed resistance movement following the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait..Most Kuwaitis arrested, tortured and executed during the occupation were Shias.. The Kuwaiti resistance's casualty rate far exceeded that of the coalition military forces and Western hostages..The resistance predominantly consisted of ordinary citizens who lacked any form of training and supervision.. The majority of Kuwaitis who stayed in Kuwait during the Gulf War were Shias..On 6 August, Resolution 661 placed economic sanctions on Iraq..Resolution 665 followed soon after..On 23 August, Saddam appeared on state television with Western hostages to whom he had refused exit visas. In the video, he asks a young British boy, Stuart Lockwood, whether he is getting his milk, and goes on to say, through his interpreter, "We hope your presence as guests here will not be for too long. Your presence here, and in other places, is meant to prevent the scourge of war"..Another Iraqi proposal communicated in August 1990 was delivered to U.S. National Security Advisor Scowcroft by an unidentified Iraqi official..Amphipoda is an order of malacostracan crustaceans with no carapace and generally with laterally compressed bodies. Amphipods range in size from 1 to 340 millimetres (0.039 to 13 in) and are mostly detritivores or scavengers..The body of an amphipod is divided into 13 segments...
The Gulf War began with an extensive aerial bombing campaign on 17 January 1991.. The Coalition flew over 100,000 sorties, dropping 88,500 tons of bombs, and widely destroying military and civilian infrastructure.. The air campaign was commanded by USAF Lieutenant General Chuck Horner, who briefly served as U.S. Central Command's Commander-in-Chief – Forward while General Schwarzkopf was still in the U.S..Iraq's government made no secret that it would attack if invaded. Prior to the war's start, Tariq Aziz, Iraq's English-speaking Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, was asked in the aftermath of the failed U.S.-Iraq peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland, by a reporter. "Mr. Foreign Minister, if war starts ... will you attack?" His response was, "Yes, absolutely, yes"..The Scud missiles targeting Israel were relatively ineffective, as firing at extreme range resulted in a dramatic reduction in accuracy and payload. According to the Jewish Virtual Library, a total of 74 Israelis died as a result of the Iraqi attacks: two directly and the rest from suffocation and heart attacks..Approx 230 Israelis were injured.Extensive property damage was also caused, and according to Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "Damage to general property consisted of 1,302 houses, 6142 apartments, 23 public buildings, 200 shops and 50 cars"..In general aviation, scud running is a practice in which pilots lower their altitude to avoid clouds or instrument meteorological conditions (IMC)...

1991 Oct 3 - Arkansas Governor Bill announces he will seek the 92 Democratic nomination for President of the US/4 - Protocol on EP to the Antarctic Treaty\5 - USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal/6 – President Gorbachev condemns Antisemitism in the Soviet Union in a statement read on the 50th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacres, which saw the death of 35,000 Jews in the Ukraine\7 – The Yugoslav Air Force bombs the office of President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman, who narrowly escapes with his life/8 – The Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia\9 - The first Sumo tournmament to be held outside Japan is hosted at the Royal Albert Hall in London - "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 perfs/10 - X-postal worker Harris kills 4 postal workers- US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti\11 - In Russia, the KGB is replaced by the SVR - Iraq disarmament crisis: The U.N. Security Council passes Resolution 715, which demands that I ra q "accept unconditionally the inspectors and all other personnel designated by the Special Commission". Ira q rejects the resolution- JM outlines his vision of a "classless" Britain in a party conference at Black-Pool/16 – George Hennard murders 23 people in Killeen, Texas before killing himself\18 - "Most Happy Fella" closes at NY State Theater NYC- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site/19 - Canadian singer Bryan makes history when (Everything I Do) enters its 15th successive week at number 1\20 - Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments - 6.1-7.1 EQ in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die- Opening Ceremony of Intl One Mind Zen center in Crestone, Colo/23 – Paris,Vietnam-backed government of the state of Cambodia signs an agreement with the Khmer Rouge to end the civil war and bring the Khmer Rouge into government in spite of its role in the Cambodian genocide which ends the Cambodian–Vietnamese War- "Les Miserables," opens at Mogador T, Paris\27 - - Minnesota Twins beat Altanta Braves 1-0 in 10 to win World Series in 7 /29 - American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid\30 - Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain/ 31–November 3 –Halloween Blizzard hits the Upper Midwest of the United States, causing around $100 million of damage and killing 22 - Palestinians attend US MidEast peace talks in Madrid - Scud clouds, a type of fractus cloud, are low, detached, irregular clouds found beneath nimbostratus or cumulonimbus clouds.... It was almost normal for people over 30 to be frightened of their own children.. And with good reason, for hardly a week passed in which The Times did not carry a paragraph describing how some eavesdropping little sneak — 'child hero' was the phrase generally used — had overheard some compromising remark and denounced its parents to the Thought Police..The past, he reflected, had not merely been altered, it had been actually destroyed.. For how could you establish even the most obvious fact when there existed no record outside your own memory...

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